The green organics bin is collected weekly and the contents are recycled into compost. The Council aims to reduce contamination in the green bin so less waste is going to landfill.

Green lid organics bin

What can go in the green organics bin

  • fruit and vegetables including pips and stones
  • meat, bones and fish
  • bread, pastries and flours
  • cut flowers, prunings, cuttings and branches
  • leaves
  • coffee grindings and tea bags
  • dairy products
  • garden waste
  • human and animal hair
  • food-soiled cardboard containers (including pizza boxes), paper towels and serviettes
  • shells - including egg shells.

Food waste can be wrapped in newspaper before putting it in the green bin.

You can also use paper or cardboard to line your bin. 

What can't go in your green organics bin

  • No liquids, flax, cabbage trees, human/animal waste
  • No plastics of any sort (e.g. plant pots, any plastic or bio-plastic bags, cling film)
  • No biodegradable and compostable bags, packaging and nappies
  • No coffee/takeaway cups and lids 
  • No timber, sawdust, ash, stones, gravel, bricks or dirt
  • No grass clippings sprayed with herbicide containing Clopyralid
  • No prunings, cuttings and branches longer than 70cm in length and 7.5cm in diameter
  • No dead animals or pets

How is it turned into compost

The Compost Food Loop [JPG, 351 KB] shows how the contents of your green bin are turned into compost.

Use the Wheelie Bins App to find out what goes in each bin.